City of residence: Westminster
Grew up in a lower middle-class neighborhood in the Los Angeles area, the oldest of five children. My father is a Teamster, my mother was a stay-at-home mom. In my family, I was the first to go to college. I worked my way through school holding two jobs. Bachelors' degree from California State University Long Beach; Masters from the University of Michigan.
I have lived in Adams County for over 17 years and in Colorado for over 21 years. My wife is from Northglenn. We live with "Coco" our big part-Maine Coon rescue cat.
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If you’re elected, what single issue will be at the top of your agenda?
Ensure there are complete and thorough audit(s). I need to understand the complexity of the county's financial health.
Explain the role of the County Treasurer and why it matters to residents of Adams County.
The Treasurer is responsible for collecting property tax payments and disbursing monies to the approximately 300 tax entity districts, e.g., fire, school, water, library, recreation and special districts.
A second role is to make sure taxpayers behind in property tax payments are allowed "due process," to prevent homes from being seized prematurely by banks and mortgage companies. In the third role, the Treasurer is the chairperson for the investment board for the Adams County Employees Retirement Fund.
What makes you the best candidate for job?
I have successfully performed as a National Treasurer for nonprofit 501(c)3. I have supervised clerical and professional staff which in progression numbered ten, 15 and 42. I have been a budget analyst for the American Library Association and a former Financial Adviser passed Series 7 and 66 exams.
If elected, what must you accomplish in order for you to consider your term a success?
Create positive public opinion of the office and trust. Provide clear communication, accountability and transparency between the community stakeholders and the Treasurer's office.
What would you change about how the County Treasurer's office is currently run?
Ensure the day to day business operations are conducted in a more efficient and timely manner to meet all federal, state and local regulations. Provide a positive and welcoming work environment.